Sarah + Tim

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Ode to an Artist February 14, 2009

Promenade d'octobre (October walk)

Promenade d'octobre (October walk)

One of our favorite artists is Canadian Claude Theberge.  Tim and I discovered his work in a darling boutique when wandering through the cobbled streets of Old Towne Montreal in January 2007.  We fell in love with his work and bought half a dozen prints, five of which adorn our walls.  Sadly, we learned today that Mr. Theberge passed away in May 2008 after a long illness.  Enclosed is some samples of his work.  You’ll see he loves to work with umbrellas, animals, flying sashes and the wind.  Enjoy.

L'embellie (clearing)

L'embellie (clearing)

Here is an excerpt from an article on Theberge by CBC:

“He was a man of great intellect and spirit,” [close friend Gilles] Quenneville said in an interview.

“One of the greatest painters Canada has ever seen,” he added. “There was immense talent and spirituality behind his work.”

Lumiere (light)

Lumiere (light)

For years, he divided his time between Montreal and Paris, while creating art that explored various styles, including abstraction and surrealism. He also held a post as a graphic designer for UNESCO in Paris.

Théberge believed that art should be brought out of the museums and into the streets. One of his initiatives included founding a workshop that worked to integrate art into urban environments.

La Maman bernache (mother goose)

La Maman bernache (mother goose)

Le Bord de mer (the seashore)

Le Bord de mer (the seashore)

And my most beloved of Theberge’s work – “Resurrection”

Résurrection

Résurrection

L'aube (the dawn)

L'aube (the dawn)

To see more of Theberge’s work, visit his website at http://www.claudetheberge.com.  There is also another wonderful tribute to his art at http://users.ez2.net/kona99/Theberge.htm

 

Easter Weekend March 23, 2008

Last night, Tim and I experienced the most authentic Chinese and Japanese food since being in Utah! Fortune Cookie restaurant is at 3728 W 13400 S Suite 107 in Riverton – 801-302-1366. OH MY GOSH, their food was incredible! Tim swears their shrimp and vegetable tempura was the best he’s ever had and for me – well, it felt like I was home again. Apparently they are originally from Hong Kong – it’s no wonder I love it so much! Might I recommend the shrimp and snow pea dish – their shrimp is absolutely perfect. Oh and another thing – I saw Chinese people dining there also – always a good sign.

sabrina.jpgWe left extremely full and satisfied, picked up Cadbury mini eggs in royal dark chocolate (though a big dark choc fan, I prefer the milk chocolate ones) and rented Sabrina with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond. If you haven’t seen it before, I highly recommend it. The tale of an ugly duckling, Sabrina spends a season in Paris and comes back transformed, turning her old world upside down. It’s one of Tim’s new favorite movies 🙂 and one of the best we’ve seen in a while.

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We also read several accounts of the Savior’s crucifixion and subsequent resurrection in the New Testament last night. I also happened upon a brilliant General Conference talk by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve entitled Sunday Will Come about how the Resurrection blesses us individually. So happy Easter, everyone! May we always remember Him.